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26th Annual Milton Plesur Conference

The Graduate History Association of the University at Buffalo will host its 26th Annual Conference with the theme “Changing Urban Landscapes: Shifts in Communities, Spaces and Identity.”

This year, we have invited historian Mauricio Tenorio, a professor from the University of Chicago, to give the keynote address. Specializing in the cultural and social history of Mexican urbanism, particularly of Mexico City, Dr. Tenorio will provide a talk entitled “History and the Megalopolis.” His recent book Latin America: The Allure and Power of an Idea will be published next month.

We are also excited to highlight the diversity of Buffalo by offering food from the Westside Bazaar, a small business incubator supporting immigrant, refugee, and low-income entrepreneurs on their path to becoming successful business owners.

To register, please e-mail by March 10.

Preliminary Schedule Below (please check back for updates):

Friday, March 31, 2017
3:00-5:00 Keynote Address, Dr. Mauricio Tenorio
6:00-8:30 Reception at Brick House Tavern + Tap

Saturday, April 1, 2017
8:30-9:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast, O’Brian Hall
9:30-11:15 Panel I
11:30-1:15 Panel II
1:15-2:45 Lunch, catered by the Westside Bazaar
3:00-4:45 Panel III
5:00-7:00 Roundtable Discussion with Faculty & Community
7:00-8:30 Reception, O’Brian Hall

The 2017 Milton Plesur Graduate History Conference
is sponsored by : The UB Graduate Student Association, The UB History Department, The UB History Department Speakers Committee, and the GSA’s of the Classics and Comparative Literature Departments